Packers put Jared Veldheer on COVID-19 list

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Packers tackle Jared Veldheer may become the first player to play for two different teams in the same postseason, but it won’t happen on Saturday.

Veldheer has been placed on the team’s COVID-19 reserve list. Field Yates of ESPN reports that a positive test is the reason for the move, so Veldheer has no chance of coming off the list for the divisional round game against the Rams. He was listed as out of practice for non-injury reasons on Wednesday.

No other Packers players are currently onn the list.

The Packers signed Veldheer off of the Colts’ practice squad early this week. He played for the Colts in their loss to the Bills last weekend, which put him in position to make history before the detour to the reserve list.

5 responses to “Packers put Jared Veldheer on COVID-19 list

  1. Early reports say that he had very close contact to several members of the offensive line and other offensive personnel as he was trying to get up to speed quickly. Hope this doesn’t knock a bunch of players out for this weekend.

  2. The first player to play for two post season team? Lol, more like first player to catch covid from one team to other. He sure makes history.

  3. Wow. Bummer. Veldheer was a nice pick up without Bahktieri playing. He should be back in time for the Super Bowl.

  4. ESPN’s reporting that contact tracing determined that no Packers were close contacts with Veldheer, so it looks like Green Bay dodged a bullet here–barring positive tests, they’re not going to have to bench anyone else.

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